Category Archives: News

Bed Bug Panic

An alert teacher at Luzerne County High School in Pennsylvania found a bed bug and reported it to the administration. The students were moved to another room so the room could be inspected. Rumors of bed bugs at the high … Continue reading

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Flies and Politicians

Presidents of the United States are photographed frequently, so it is not surprising that flies appear in the photographs from time to time. The picture at left is from 2016 of a fly landing on Donald Trump’s hair. This fly … Continue reading

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Welcome Aethiocarenodea

100 Million years ago, in what is now the Hukawng Valley of Myanmar, an insect was trapped in tree sap and died. It was preserved as a fossil in amber. This insect has many unusual features that exclude it from all of … Continue reading

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Plague Update

Bubonic plague has been present in the United States since the beginning of the 20th century but is confined to arid areas in states west of the Mississippi. After an uptick in plague cases (over a dozen) in California in … Continue reading

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Living With Apple Maggot

Apple maggots are pests of apples in the Eastern United States where active control measures are necessary.  Apple maggots overwinter as pupae, lay eggs on apples in summer and pupate in the soil in fall. The apple maggot can develop … Continue reading

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Living With Insect Museums

The American Museum of Natural History is planning an expansion that will include a new insectarium and 21000 square foot collections core. The addition will house a butterfly and insect vivarium and workshop space for activities. The multiyear project is … Continue reading

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Return of the Gypsy Moth

Like zombies that never die, gypsy moths are back on the Purdue campus. Gypsy moths were first reported in 2013 in an area known as Duhme Woods. In 2014, the State of Indiana conducted a gypsy moth eradication program. Eradication … Continue reading

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